Several months ago, we were sent through a box of Dry Like Me Toilet Training Pads to review. After buying lots of appealing big boy pants, reading the potty books with Pierre and trying out various fun and funky potties, we set down to the serious business of potty training. It was certainly less than a resounding success so we eventually gave up for a few more months. Well, now, I'm pleased to say, we've pretty much cracked it. If we're going out for a big day out and toilet-stops will be an issue, I'll put on a pull up but apart from that, we can pretty much say Pierre is dry by day. Yay ! Just in time for going to school in September ! Nap-time (when he still accepts the idea of nap-time that is) and night time is a different story but one step at a time !
Now that we just have the odd accident to deal with, the Dry Like Me pads can be quite useful. They are basically triangular-shaped panty liners which you stick in boy's or girl's pants to help deal with small amounts of wee. I say small amounts because if it's more than a dribble, they won't be absorbent enough to cope with it so don't think you can go straight from nappies to Dry Like Me pads and not have loads of extra washing to deal with !
The manufacturers explain : "By adding an absorbent layer to children's favourite pants, Dry Like Me pads give them extra confidence and reduce the everyday challenges of potty training. As you know, with potty training the important thing is helping your child to recognise their body’s own clues for the loo. So when they do have little accidents, they start to understand and react to what’s happening.
Developed by busy working mums, Jude and Diane, Dry Like Me pads are great for reducing the stress of the occasional mess. So parents can be more relaxed, which naturally leads to happier, more confident children. What everyone wants!"
If your child has already been wearing pants, they may find the pads feel a bit strange and complain when you put one in, but if you start using them as soon as you start potty training, they won't know any difference ! Each box of 18 pads comes with a handy plastic travel pouch, which can be used to store soiled pads when there is no bin nearby.
If you go to the Dry Like Me website, you can request a free wallchart and sticker pack, which is a really useful motivational tool when you first start potty training. Pierre used to love choosing a sticker to add to his chart every time he did a poo or wee in the potty ! In fact, I've just requested a new one myself so I can try to get him dry at naptime too - fingers crossed !
star rating : 4/5
RRP : £3.49 for 18
for more information : http://www.drylikeme.com/
Disclosure : We received a box of Dry Like Me pads in order to write the review.
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